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Issue 1: July 2013

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Fred Kutchins

A Note From the Publisher: Thoughts About Limitation

The 'Wild' Universe of James A. Hall

Fred Kutchins, CH, is a consulting hypnotist and founder of the Braid Institute, an educational forum pertaining to hypnosis and motivation. For more information, visit

Imants Baruss Hypnotic Suggestion–Can You Take It?

Karen Hand, CH, received the Hypnotist of the Year Award at the 2010 Mid-America Hypnosis Conference and in 2013 she was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of MAHC. .Karen is an NGH Board Certified Hypnotist and Hypnosis Instructor, NLP Practitioner, and EFT Facilitator. She has helped thousands of clients make amazing changes in their lives that include greater self esteem and self acceptance; a lasting positive attitude; release of limiting beliefs or elimination of paralyzing fears. Karen specializes in and teaches 5-PATH® Hypnotherapy. She also teaches hypnosis certification classes scheduled throughout the year and conducts ongoing workshops for conferences and small groups. You can reach Karen at 312.315.2100 or through her website at

At the Crossroads of Belief

Joseph Mancini, Jr., PhD, is a Clinical Hypnotherapist Certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), the International Hypnosis Association (IHA), and the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH). He is also a Transpersonal Hypnotherapist registered with the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH), a Regression/Past Life Practitioner Certified by the International Association of Regression Research and Therapies (IARRT), and a Clinical Hypnotherapist Specializing in Alchemical Hypnotherapy certified by the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis. He has trained in many other healing modalities as well and is a national business consultant. Joe received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Harvard University (where he received special recognition for his teaching), a Master's in Organization Development (M.S.O.D.) from the American University/National Training Lab, an M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work (with a 4.0 average) from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and a B.A. with honors in English and History from Providence College. For further information or to contact him, please visit:

C. Roy Hunter The Biology of What You Feel

Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas, PhD, is President of the International Hypnosis Federation. She is an award-winning instructor and the best-selling author of fourteen self-help books, and 35 CDs and DVD courses. Her goal is to give you the best hands-on instructor's training personally tailored to your needs and style. She was the host of the nationally syndicated television show "Backtrack" ("Regressiones" in Spanish) and makes guest appearances on hundreds of radio and television shows including Phil Donahue, Channel 9 News, Channel 11 News, Mike & Maty, The Other Side, Strange Universe, Van Praague's Beyond, The Oxygen Network, and David Letterman. Dr. Shelley is regularly featured in periodicals like Entrepreneur Magazine, Redbook, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Women First, Women's Day, and of course, The National Enquirer. For further information or to contact her, please visit

Luda Kopeikina Hypnosis in Market Research

Jeff Bibik, CH, is a Certified Master Hypnotist, magician, comedian and author based in Chicago and travelling the world. For information, please visit

Fred Kutchins Personal and Transpersonal Projections

George A. Boyd, MA, is a meditation teacher, counselor, metavisional reader, lecturer, author and poet who has been offering a variety of services to the public since 1983. George has studied and practiced meditation since 1965. He is an expert meditation teacher and an innovator in the field of meditation. George developed a system of integral meditation in 1983 that he has taught to groups and individuals since that time. He was listed in Who's Who Among Young American Professionals in 1988 for his work in this field. George holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA, an MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills and an Alchohol Drug Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension. He has additional training in Psychosynthesis, Voice Dialogue, Focusing, hypnotherapy, and Movement Expression™ dance work. George has many other trainings and achievements in counseling and is the author of numerous books. For information, write to

Robert Rose Rethinking the Inevitability of Aging

Imants Barušs, Bsc, Msc, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario. He teaches courses in psychology, mostly about consciousness, and has written or co-authored 4 books, 27 papers, and 17 reviews, and given 64 presentations, mostly about fundamental issues concerning consciousness. He can be contacted at

Roger Woolger Stage Hypnosis as Talent Show

Lewis Dark, C.Ht, has seriously studied hypnotism since the 1970's, counting among his teachers Larry Garrett CH, Linda Williamson CHI, Klaus Boettcher, Norma Baretta Ph. D. and Phil Baretta AAMFT. He has performed as a professional stage hypnotist since 1995, primarily in the Chicago area but also across the Midwest United States. He is a Certified Hypnotist affiliated with the National Guild of Hypnotists and a member in good standing of the Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis (IL Chapter 2). He has lectured to his fellow hypnotists at the AAEH, the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference, and the Leidecker Institute. He is based in Chicago. Learn more at his website,